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Authentic look into early prairie life!

Very accurate replica - sod house, outhouse & dugout to tour at your own pace. Open sunrise to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hilary F
Algonquin, Illinois, United States
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A look back in time.

This is such s treasure. We met with the owner while we were placing the modest $4 fee for adults... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Russell W
South Carolina
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12598 Magnolia Ave, Sanborn, MN 56083-3076
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accurate replica - sod house, outhouse & dugout to tour at your own pace. Open sunrise to sunset. $4/person, 6 & under free. Pay via drop box on porch (this is basically in the backyard of a persons house) via honor system. Pay in...More

Thank Hilary F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such s treasure. We met with the owner while we were placing the modest $4 fee for adults in a drop box. The details are so accurate and the views are just expansive and amazing. Do not miss this attraction; it’s less than...More

Thank Russell W
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Took our granddaughters on a "Little House" journey. We visited all the home sites listed in Laura Ingalls Wilder's books. This place was on our way to one site. It is simply amazing! The gentleman who built it has passed away. There is an honor...More

Thank richmona
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

When we pulled in, lured by the sign on the highway, I wasn't sure what to expect. There were no staff visible, but we left our $4 each admission fee (under 5) in the locked box on the farmhouse deck. (Bring exact change. ) Then...More

Thank islandinthemist
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This place will show you how people actually lived back in the pioneer days. There are some real sod structures that shows you the life real pioneers had back in the day. Worth a visit and the owner is a very nice lady to talk...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was a bit daunting to walk up to the house to pay admission, but once on the porch you notice a black mailbox into which you can place your money. It's totally on the honor system. $4.00 per person for adults. Once I placed...More

3  Thank mrsjpvan2
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The web site says this is open from sunrise to sunset in Spring, Summer and Fall. We got there about 20 minutes after sunrise in Fall, and they were not open. From what I could see, it seemed like it would be a nice way...More

1  Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It was the last stop on our way home and we enjoyed every minute. Kids dressed up and ran through the grass, played in the trapper's cabin and the sod house. A really neat way to visualize how the settlers lived.

1  Thank luisa j
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very interesting to visit to see how the early pioneers lived. Recommended stop for the whole family.

1  Thank borgmaul
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by after learning about this site online. We wanted to learn about sod houses such as what Laura Ingalls Wilder would live in as well as as what my husband's ancestors lived in. This site was very informative and quite peaceful. The owner...More

2  Thank Laura G
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Myrna C
14 June 2018|
Response from richmona | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise to sunset in spring, summer, and fall. You can also Google sodhouse in Sanborn MN..